Battle Hill Farm Forest Park
610 Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauatahanui, Porirua
Turn off SH 58 at Pauatahanui onto Paekakariki Hill Road and drive 6km to Battle Hill Farm Forest Park. Alternatively, turn off SH1 at Plimmerton onto Grays Rd, then turn left onto Paekakariki Hill Rd.
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8am till dusk
Dogs are not permitted, including those in vehicles.
Fireworks are prohibited in all Regional Parks and Forests
At Alert Level 2, we need to play it safe. Park trails are very busy at present, be aware of other walkers and bikers.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19:
We are undertaking an aerial possum control operation in the Akatarawa Forest, using the biodegradable pesticide, sodium fluoroacetate (1080). Non-toxic pre-feed application has occurred, and aerial baiting of 1080 is expected during the week of June 7.
This application is subject to suitable weather conditions, and delays may occur.
This operation affects a small section of Battle Hill Forest Park; the Puketiro Loop pine block which is adjacent to the Akatarawa Forest. For more information on this predator control operation, or others in our region, head to our 1080 operations page.
Battle Hill Farm Forest Park is 500 hectares of rolling paddocks, native bush and forestry, just under 40km from Wellington. Pitch your tent and toast marshmallows over an open campfire.
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Battle Hill Forest Park is prone to high levels of pollen. We recommend visitors who have a pollen allergy to carry appropriate medication.
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